Canadian Investor Relations Institute - Alberta Chapter

Canadian Investor Relations Institute - Alberta Chapter


January 10, 2011 11:00 ET

Bad Corporate Governance? You May Be Held Accountable to Your Shareholders

David vs Goliath

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2011) - Dr. Eric Jackson started the world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo!, leading to a change in CEOs in 2007, and he's coming to Calgary.

Global Proxy Watch named Jackson as one of its 10 "Stars" who positively influenced international corporate governance and shareowner value in 2007. Jackson will bring you inside an activist fund and describe the planning and resources it takes to successfully influence corporate strategy at a public company.

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute ("CIRI") Alberta Chapter, in partnership with Georgeson, are pleased to present "David vs. Goliath", the true story of how an activist investor took on the behemoth corporation Yahoo!, and won.

Event: "David vs. Goliath" Corporate Governance and the Activist Investor with Dr. Eric Jackson, Founder and Managing Member, Ironfire Capital
Date: January 18th, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Sun Life Conference Centre

Jackson will bring you inside an activist fund and describe the planning and resources it takes to successfully influence corporate strategy at a public company. Jackson appears regularly on CNBC and writes for and

A recent article by Dr. Jackson discussing "Canada's Curious Case". It has been heralded by many in the U.S. business media as being an example for the U.S. to follow. It's common now to hear pundits suggest Americans to seek the safe haven of the Canadian dollar from the risk of the US dollar's debasement. Recently, no less an authority than Bill Gross suggested savvy investors buy Canadian debt as a hedge to what's on offer here in this country... Read More

Jackson holds a Ph.D. from the Management Department at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, with a specialization in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, and holds a B.A. from McGill University. Jackson founded the Young Patrons' Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, which is now the second largest social and philanthropic group of its kind in North America.

About CIRI - event organizer

CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. Visit for more information.

About Georgeson – partner sponsor

Georgeson, a Computershare company, is the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder consulting services to corporations and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation in mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions.

Special thanks to Marketwire for their support of CIRI Alberta and the dissemination of our releases.

Contact Information

  • CIRI Alberta
    Rhonda Bennetto